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Heimatkunde: Refuge - Migration - Integration in Brandenburg

Welcome at Heimatkunde Brandenburg! On this page you will find contemporary as well as historical examples of immigration in Brandenburg. Migration with all its causes and facets is not a new phenomenon of the recent past. Quite the contrary: Brandenburg always has been a region of people coming in. Our 'migration stories' start in the 16th century and end in 2018 Brandenburg: short clips are showing the different aspects of recent migration. Our project has an integrative character as the films were created in collaboration with young refugees - out of whom one was also behind the camera.

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Salzburger in East Prussia in the 18th century

Salzburger in East Prussia in the 18th century Like the huguenots in the 17th century,…

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Voluntary Year in Brandenburg

Voluntary Year in Brandenburg Dijwar is a volunteer on a heritage protected estate in Heiligengrabe,…

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Jewish migrations in the 16th century

Jewish migrations in the 16th century Since Slavic times Jewish families lived in Brandenburg. In…

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Portraits of young refugees

“I want to be a rapper” – young refugees in Trebbin Since February 2017, 15…

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Community interpreting service

Community interpreting service Language barriers are the most prominent hurdles for the integration of newcomers…

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Berlin in the 19th century

Berlin in the 19th century Brandenburg’s history remains incomplete without Berlin. Over centuries, the city…

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A Syrian entrepreneur in Brandenburg

A Syrian entrepreneur in Brandenburg In July 2016 Omar Kassab opened a shop for arabic…

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Syrian trainees in Brandenburg

Syrian trainees in Brandenburg The integration into the German labour market is the most important…

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Refuge – then and now

Refuge – then and now The traveling exhibition ‘Refuge then and now’ shows what displaced…

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